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1st Edition

Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning

ISBN 9781596671331
Published November 12, 2009 by Routledge
191 Pages

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Book Description

This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country.

An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Classroom Walkthrough as a Tool
Defining Classroom Walkthroughs
A Bit of History
Increasing Interest in Classroom Walkthroughs
Benefits of Conducting Classroom Walkthroughs
Instructional Leadership
And more...

2. Research about Classroom Walkthroughs
Case Studies and Action Research
Perceptual Studies
Research on Professional Learning Communities
Research on Adult Learning
And more...

3. Purposes of Classroom Walkthroughs
School Leaders Citing Purposes of Walkthroughs
Walkthrough Models and Purposes
And more...

4. Involving Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
Voices from the Field
How Different Models Involve Teachers
And more...

5. Walkthrough Participants and Training
Who Participates in Walkthroughs
Walkthrough Models Requiring Formal Training
Walkthrough Models Not Requiring Formal Training
6. Classroom Walkthrough Protocols
Guidelines for Walkthroughs
Number of Observers in a Classroom
Length and Frequency of Walkthroughs
And more...

7. Data Gathered During Classroom Walkthroughs
Moving from a Focus Question to Look-Fors
Models Based on Research as a Foundation
And more...

8. Recording Data from Classroom Walkthroughs
Recording Forms
Narrative Forms
Checklist Forms
9. Providing Follow-up on Classroom Walkthroughs
Follow-up with Individual Teachers
Group Follow-up
10. Additional Factors to Consider about Classroom Walkthroughs
Naming the Process

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